High Resolution Archaeology and Neanderthal Behavior

Time and Space in Level J of Abric Romaní (Capellades, Spain)

  • Eudald Carbonell i Roura

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Abric Romaní and the Archeological Level J (ca. 50 ka)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Josep Vallverdú-Poch, Bruno Gómez de Soler, Manuel Vaquero, James L. Bischoff
      Pages 19-46
    3. Pablo Sañudo, Josep Vallverdú-Poch, Antoni Canals
      Pages 47-76
    4. Ethel Allué, Francesc Burjachs, Ana García, Juan Manuel López-García, Maria Bennàsar, Florent Rivals et al.
      Pages 135-157
    5. Isabel Cáceres, Maria Bennàsar, Rosa Huguet, Jordi Rosell, Palmira Saladié, Ethel Allué et al.
      Pages 159-185
  3. Human Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Manuel Vaquero, María Gema Chacón, Felipe Cuartero, Mª Dolores García-Antón, Bruno Gómez de Soler, Kenneth Martínez
      Pages 189-311
    3. Jordi Rosell, Ruth Blasco, Rosa Huguet, Isabel Cáceres, Palmira Saladié, Florent Rivals et al.
      Pages 313-372
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Manuel Vaquero, Ethel Allué, Josep Vallverdú-Poch
      Pages 389-405
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 407-411

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide a new insight on Neanderthal behaviour using the data recovered in level J of Romaní rockshelter (north-eastern Spain). Due to the sedimentary dynamics that formed the Romaní deposit, the occupation layers are characterized by a high temporal resolution, which makes it easier to interprete the archaeological data in behavioural terms. In addition, the different analytical domains (geoarchaeology, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, anthracology, palaeontology) are addressed from a spatial perspective that is basic to understand human behaviour, but also to evaluate the behavioural inferences in the framework of the archaeological formation processes.


Archaeological research Human evolution Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthals Spatial analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Eudald Carbonell i Roura
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Català de Paleoecologia HumanaUniversitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)TarragonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-3921-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-3922-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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